This Quebec Autoroute Will Now Be Closed Until Christmas For Emergency Repairs
Let's hope you didn't have plans for Christmas Eve...
We now know that the closures westbound on the Autoroute 640, which travels between Pointe Calumet and Terrebonne, will continue until at least Christmas.
There are currently two detours in place to avert traffic from the broken road in Terrebonne.
TL;DR Closures to the Autoroute 640 will now continue until Christmas.
La 640 est un stationnement à Terrebonne. 5 km de bouchon. 1 heure d'attente. Affaissement de chaussée. Hydro-Québec creusait pour installer un tuyau sous l'autoroute. pic.twitter.com/lBRfudn4Na— Marie-Anne Lapierre (@lapierma) December 20, 2018
The closures began on Claude-Léveillée Avenue in Terrebonne when the asphalt began to crack and break, leaving the road unsafe for drivers.
That was around 7 o'clock this morning and there was still no confirmation on when the road would re-open.
Traffic has not be allowed to travel westbound since this morning.
Now it's been confirmed that these closures will continue until at least Christmas.
Two detours have been put in place:
The first on Avenue Claude-Léveillée to Comtois Road through to Lepage and onto the 335.
Chantier d'Hydro sous la 640: l'autoroute est toujours complètement fermée en ouest à la hauteur de Terrebonne à cause d'un affaissement. Le porte-parole d'Hydro-Qc avec nous à 9h. pic.twitter.com/Kv3cgwFzNA— Marie-Anne Lapierre (@lapierma) December 20, 2018
The second follows Route 337 to the 25 South, onto Highway 440 West and finally 335 North.